Privacy Policy

I. Scope

The following data protection declaration refers to the central web offer of and other official websites of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), its organs and institutions. For contents of other providers, to which reference is made, for example, via links, other conditions than those described in this data protection declaration may apply.

II. contact details of the responsible person

Responsible for the processing of your personal data is

TU Kaiserslautern (TUK)
represented by the President
Gottlieb-Daimler-Strasse, Building 47
67663 Kaiserslautern
Phone: +49 631 205 0
e-mail: president(at)

III. contact details of the data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer by phone +49 631 205-4434 or by e-mail: datenschutz(at)

The postal address is:
TU Kaiserslautern
The Data Protection Officer
PO Box 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern

IV. Web Analysis

The TUK uses the open source software tool Matomo on its websites for statistical evaluation of the accesses, for error detection and to be able to improve our websites continuously. The following data is stored for this purpose:

- the anonymous IP address of the calling system
- Date and time of access
- the web page or file consulted
- the HTTP status code
- referencing website
- Subpages that are called up from the called up web page
- Frequency of the website visit
- the web browser used and the operating system

This data is only stored on TUK servers. The data will not be passed on to third parties. Due to the anonymization of IP addresses, it is no longer possible to assign them to the calling computer.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our analyses.
The software sets a cookie for 7 days on the user's computer in order to recognise returning visitors.

The legal basis for the collection and evaluation of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 3 lit. b EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) in connection with § Article 3 of the State Data Protection Act of Rhineland-Palatinate (LDSG).
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data, you can object to its storage and use at any time by clicking on the mouse. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data.

Your objection only remains effective if you do not delete the Matomo deactivation cookie on your computer. You will have to perform the opt-out again if you use another computer or another web browser.
If you have activated the "Do Not Track" setting in your browser, no opt-out is required.

 V. Contact forms and e-mail contact

On the TUK website there are contact forms which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.
In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

This data is used exclusively for the processing of the conversation. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended.
The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued. You can revoke your consent and object to the storage via the contact form or by e-mail. All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case.

VI. cookies

When accessing individual pages, cookies may be used which are required for the functionality of our content management system (e.g. for password-protected pages and forms). Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.
These technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles and are usually deleted after closing your browser.
You can deactivate or restrict the storage of cookies on your system by the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. If cookies for our website are deactivated or deleted, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be fully used.

VII. provision of the website and creation of log files

Every time our website is accessed and used, data and information is automatically recorded in the log files of our servers. This collection is necessary to ensure proper operation, to detect errors and to identify attacks and malfunctions of our web offer.
The following data is collected during access (access logs):

    Date and time of access
    visited website
    referencing website
    Browser configuration

The following data is collected in case of an error message (error logs):

    Date and time of access
    Nature of the error
    URL of the called web page and, if applicable, the referencing web page
    IP address of the user
    User name in the event of an authentication error for password-protected websites

This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data in the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e.V.m. Art. 6 para. 3 lit. b DSGVO in conjunction with § ARTICLE 3 LDSG.
The error logs are used exclusively to identify and rectify technical faults.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. In the case of the collection of data for the purpose of providing the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. In the case of storage of the data in log files, this is the case after seven days.

VIII. General information on data processing

As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our contents and services.

Possible legal bases of the processing

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, if the data processing of TUK takes place with your consent as a data subject.

In the processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a contract, its contractual relationship with you, the data controller shall be entitled to.

Right of Objection

You have the right to object to the collection of this anonymised user data. This will save or delete a Matomo deactivation cookie.

Your objection remains valid for as long as this Piwik deactivation cookie is stored on your computer. You will have to opt out again every time you use a different computer or a different web browser.

These notes only apply to the web pages of the University of Kaiserslautern. External web pages from other providers that are linked on these pages may use data in a different manner than described in the above principles.

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